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12/07/05 World News in Lao: Saddam Refusing to Attend Trial, Court Session Uncertain


Court officials in Baghdad say Saddam Hussein's refusal to attend is delaying today's (Wednesday's) public hearing in the trial of the former Iraqi dictator and his seven co-defendants.

Iraqi police say gunmen have raided a hospital in the northern city of Kirkuk and freed a wounded man, who was detained for plotting to kill a judge involved in the trial of Saddam Hussein.

The United States is rejecting North Korea's demands to lift economic sanctions as a condition for resuming the six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says U.S. personnel will not employ cruel or harsh methods when interrogating terror suspects.

A senior Thai minister says the United States has neither operated a secret jail in Thailand for terror suspects nor used the country as a transfer point for such suspects.

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